Get Inspired / Asia / Vietnam / Thailand / Laos / Cambodia Hopping on and off around Indochina Stray Bus Asia Stray Bus Asia Stray Bus Asia Stray Bus Asia Stray Bus Asia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Vietnam / Thailand / Laos / Cambodia Hopping on and off around Indochina story by: Mike Williams Hop-on hop-off tours are always a favourite for Kiwis visiting a new destination. They offer all the benefits of a guided tour, but also the flexibility for hopping off when a certain attraction catches the eye. It’s the perfect mix of insight, structure and spontaneity. Until recently, these types of tours did not exist in the Indochina region, but now House of Travel is offering them through Stray Asia, another NZ owned and operated company. While Stray Asia does explore the most popular destinations and attractions of a country, what really sets them apart is their focus on authentic cultural experiences. You’ll go so far off the beaten track that you won’t even see the tyre marks. Ever wanted to visit a tiny village with no other tourists, witness a local ceremony, laugh with a host family as you attempt to communicate with hand gestures and learn about local life as you live it? Stray is fully guided and features at least one homestay in a rural area off the tourist trail and explores remote regions and secret spots that only locals know about. Kiwis don’t travel to Asia to just sit in a tour bus; we want to get amongst it all. Stray Asia hop-on hop-off trips mix in plenty of the intrepid adventures Kiwis crave. Cycle between the ruins of mystical temples in the ancient capital Ayutthaya in Thailand. Enjoy fresh seafood while relaxing on a pristine beach in Koh Tunsay, Cambodia. Head to Laos and explore Kong Lor Cave by boat on an underground river. There are also unique add-ons like Full Moon Parties, Laos Trekking and Muay Thai Boxing. For all their off the beaten track escapades, Stray always puts safety and security first. Local experts have taken care of all your transport needs, there’s no worry about the unpredictability of public transport or leaving bags on an unfamiliar bus. All trips are led by a Western tour leader or local guide who can navigate language barriers and answer any questions. It’s also reassuring to know that the company has physical offices in Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap, so you’re never far from a base and friendly staff. Stray Asia passes are available for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and are valid for 12 months. Travellers can hop on and off anywhere throughout the itinerary and there are guaranteed accommodation options at each stop, which will be additional cost to the pass. The best part is that you’ll be travelling with like-minded adventurers and there is no age limit. Click here for all Stray deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - August 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.